[ thur-moh-koh-ag-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊ koʊˌæg yəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Surgery.

the coagulation of tissue by heat-producing high-frequency electric currents, used therapeutically to remove small growths or to create specific lesions in the brain.

Nearby words

  1. thermobarometer,
  2. thermocautery,
  3. thermochemistry,
  4. thermochromism,
  5. thermocline,
  6. thermocouple,
  7. thermocurrent,
  8. thermodiffusion,
  9. thermoduric,
  10. thermodynam.

Origin of thermocoagulation

1920–25; thermo- + coagulation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for thermocoagulation


[ thûr′mō-kō-ăg′yə-lāshən ]


The use of heat produced by high-frequency electric current to bring about localized destruction of tissues.

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